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Translator: Körner Gábor
Date: 2012
Page count: 670 pages
Format: B/5
ISBN: 978-963-2797-48-9
Category: from Polish
Series: Science in Fiction

Original price: 3900 Ft

Balladyna and Romances

Take a pinch of Bulgakov, a touch of Rabelais and a healthy dose of Kundera, and you are starting to approach Karpowicz’s world.

Outstanding awards and distinctions:

  • Nomination for the “Polityka” Passport for Niehalo
  • „Polityka” Passport for Balladyna and Romances
  • Nomination for the NIKE Award for Gestures
  • Nominated for the NIKE Award for Balladyna and Romances

Things on Earth aren’t looking so good. The old, mighty Gods have pushed out the trivial, yet ruthless little gods of pop culture. The world of the global village provides no sense of stability and security. People are isolated and have long lost their hope for a change of fate – they spend their lives from one day to the next, apathetic and bored… And to make matters worse, the coffee starts running out.But one day the gods begin to act. A large group of them appears among the people. Will Nike, Aphrodite, Jesus, Osiris, Lucifer and others manage to bring back the proper hierarchy? Will humanity once again believe? Ignacy Karpowicz’s latest novel is a brilliantly wrought, ironic treatise on modernity. It is at once amusing and terrifying. Provocative and blasphemous. Some will like it. Others won’t. And that’s the way it should be.

 

Ignacy Karpowicz was born in 1976. He is a writer and a translator from English, Spanish and Amhar. He is a traveler whose destinations have included Central America and East Africa, and who has lived in Costa Rica and Ethiopia.

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